According to a preliminary report on the NWS website, a Wednesday afternoon storm produced an EF-1 tornado that touched down in far southwest Williamson County, about four miles southeast of Carbondale, shortly after 2 p.m.
The National Weather Service would have to prioritize research to improve forecasts and storm warnings under a bill headed to the president's desk. No injuries were reported.
Information about storm safety is available from the Rapid City National Weather Service web site: www.weather.gov/rapidcity, county emergency management or homeland security offices, and the American Red Cross.
The weather service confirmed that an EF1 tornado touched down in the Irvington area and an EF0 touched down in Chesapeake on Thursday.
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Some structural damage was also reported at some homes and nearby buildings.
A Sunday morning storm flipped a Breaux Bridge mobile home, killing 38-year-old Francine Gotch and her 3-year-old daughter, Nevaeh Alexander.
Damage included trees snapped and a light tower damaged in Arlington, trees uprooted along the tidal basin and roof damage in Washington, according to the weather service.
On Thursday, a Wind Advisory has been issued for the entire area as the Upper Low departs to the northeast and the impending High Pressure system top our Northwest begins to move south. A round of storms on Sunday and Monday killed five people, including a MS woman who desperately called 911 from a auto that plunged into a rain-swollen creek.